Excavations at Porchester Castle. Vol. I : Roman

Excavations at Porchester Castle. Vol. I : Roman

SKU: 2164

Author: Cunliffe, Barry.

Title: Excavations at Porchester Castle. Vol. I : Roman.


Publisher: London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1975. First Edition.


Description: 4to. xvi, 453p, [19] leaves of plates (18 fold), xl of plates : ill .; maps, plans. Red boards, light wear. The dust-jacket is torn, chipped with loss at the top of the spine, old tape repairs & is now in a protective jacket. Name to the fep. Light spotting to the page block edges. Internally fine. Fourty plates at the end of the volume. General Bibliography: (p xii-xiii) Very good in Acceptable dust-jacket. Hardcover.

  • Note

    Summary : ' Twelve seasons of excavation in the SW quarter of the fort are reported. Established c 285-90 by Carausius, but abandoned soon afterwards, the fort was reoccupied by a largely civilian community when central government regained control. Occupation continued at least until the cessation of coin issues after 400. There is ample evidence for the presence of women (e.g. infant burials), and within the impresssive defences enclosing over 3 ha were insubstantial, rather squalid buildings overrun by cats. The so-called Saxon Shore system is now seen to have developed piecemeal as the North Sea pirates ranged ever further, Litus Saxonicum could well mean 'shore settled by the Saxons'. Specialist reports treat finds and environmental evidence.' - From Copac